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Designing Enterprise Solutions with Sun™ Cluster 3.0 by Tim Read, Richard Elling

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System Architecture

Sun Cluster 3.0, released in December 2000, is the result of nearly six years of research, development, and testing work. This work stems from the Solaris Multicomputer (Solaris MC) project started by Sun Labs in early 1995. New global features—global disks, tapes, CD-ROMs, a global file service, and global networking—augment the Sun Cluster 3.0 support for highly available (HA) applications. These new global features enable Sun Cluster 3.0 to provide all the functionality of its predecessor, Sun Cluster 2.2, and to support a new class of scalable applications. Some examples of HA applications are the Network File System (NFS), the industry-standard relational database management systems (RDBMSs), and parallel applications ...

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